Russia - Space Tourism NPR's Lawrence Sheets reports from the Zhukovsky airfield outside Moscow on the latest development in space tourism. Russian aerospace engineers and an American company named "Space Adventures" this week unveiled a model of the first vehicle built exclusively for space tourists. It will be carried to extremely high altitudes by an airplane, then dropped off the back of the plane and propelled still higher by rockets. Space adventurers will be charged $100,000 for three minutes in space.

Russia - Space Tourism

Russia - Space Tourism

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NPR's Lawrence Sheets reports from the Zhukovsky airfield outside Moscow on the latest development in space tourism. Russian aerospace engineers and an American company named "Space Adventures" this week unveiled a model of the first vehicle built exclusively for space tourists. It will be carried to extremely high altitudes by an airplane, then dropped off the back of the plane and propelled still higher by rockets. Space adventurers will be charged $100,000 for three minutes in space.